Study: Overweight pregnancy could lead to obese kids

July 30, 2010 (CHICAGO) If a woman is overweight before conceiving, it is more likely she will have overweight or obese children, according to a study in the European Journal of Pediatrics. Scientists say children who are overweight or obese at age 2 were also more likely to continue to be so at age 4.

The study adds to the body of current research that points out how important it is for women of childbearing age to develop lifestyle habits that promote a healthy weight before they become pregnant.

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